Part 2: Belonging, Inclusion, and the State, ft. Nick Nesbitt

Covering Part 2 of Alain Badiou’s Being and Event on “Belonging, Inclusion, and the State,” Alex and Andrew discuss belonging, inclusion, and the state through Badiou’s set-theoretical philosophy of the situation. Guest Nick Nesbitt outlines an anti-colonial politics of the revolutionary event through an encounter between Caribbean thinkers and Badiou. Nesbitt is Professor of French and Italian at Princeton University and author or editor of many books including Universal Emancipation: The Haitian Revolution and the Radical Enlightenment (2008). Nesbitt is also the editor of a collection of writings and speeches by Toussaint Louverture, titled The Haitian Revolution (also published in 2008). Concepts related to Belonging and Inclusion Sets, The Situation, Inclusion and Belonging, Multiples, Infinity, GWF Hegel on Infinity, The Continuum Hypothesis, Lack and Excess, Power Set, Null Sets, The State, Undocumented Family, Marxism, the State, Socialism.   Interview with Nick Nesbitt Badiou’s Logic of Worlds, Worlds, Toussaint Louverture, the Event, French versus Haitian Revolutions (1789/1804), Abstraction, Universality, and the Axiom of Equality, CLR James, Structural Causality, Baruch Spinoza, Édouard Glissant, Louis Althusser, Slavery and Color.   Links Nick Nesbitt profile, Nesbitt papers, Nesbitt, Universal Emancipation: The Haitian Revolution and the Radical Enlightenment, Nesbitt, The Price of Slavery: Capitalism and Revolution in the Caribbean, Louverture, The Haitian Revolution, edited by Nesbitt,

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Discover the radical potential and technical virtuosity of philosopher Alain Badiou's major treatise Being and Event (1988). Co-hosts Andrew Culp and Alexander R. Galloway guide the listener through each section of the book, pairing each episode with a special guest interview. Over nine episodes, they follow Badiou as he explores the nature of being, the function of the state, when and how events arise, and the political potential of subjects in their relation to truth.